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2007 Schrader Cellars Zinfandel Vieux-Os Old Vine Tofanelli Vineyard

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7/4/2015 - D.Callahan Likes this wine: 88 points

I was a bit worried about an almost 8 year old Zinfandel made in a very bold style but it came through just fine. It was past the jammy fruit stage and had entered the mature earthy stage of its life. Not the smoothest wine but very good overall.

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/30/2015 - tomoem Likes this wine: 100 points

This is the highest achievement (perfection) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape in Napa Valley for this year. Probably the standard. What else can I say but that I have 5 left. These are great wine values at the price point I paid $ 600/ p.

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/28/2015 - Loren Sonkin wrote: 100 points

1500 Parker Points of Wines (GHT): Inky purple in color. The nose is great with black raspberries, blueberries, some pencil lead and some charred wood. On the palate, this drinks much deeper than the Bevan. While not as delicious perhaps, it has complexity and depth to it that event his young, is obvious and interesting. Great pure cassis fruit on the palate. Wonderful slippery yet full texture. Long finish. I suspect this shuts down a bit, but right now its amazing.

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/28/2015 - shadow wrote: 100 points

Second time, and just getting better.
Palate pleasing ballance of tannins, fruit, hint of leather, this is "IT"

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2009 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/26/2015 - dhammer53 wrote: 96 points

Rich and full-bodied. Some tannins, but not overpowering. I tasted some mocha and fruit.

I drank this with Erez (WineBerserker) at North Square in Greenwich Village. Turns out it was his first Schrader! This is certainly a delicious bottle of wine. It was good at pop n pour. I'd suggest a decant for a few hours before drinking, so the wine can open up. Drink now and enjoy, or Hold. We also drank a '92 Grace Family Cab and a '10 Maybach Chard. I preferred the youthville Scrader to the older, more elegant Grace.

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2009 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/24/2015 - B Paul wrote: 97 points

Just fantastic. Gave it a little air, but this is drinking great now.

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2004 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/19/2015 - spackler wrote: 94 points

Awesome

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/6/2015 - mtolerico Likes this wine: 95 points

My 3rd WOTN tasted blind. I thought it was a Colgin, it had been opened for about 6 hours before drinking. Pure cases, great extraction and length. This was still way too young even with the longer decant time. The tannins were in the way a little to let it truly shine. Still an excellent wine and I wish I had more!

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/8/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The nose was large-scaled yet beautiful all the same, showing dark red fruits, currant, sweet herbs, cedar and spice box. On the palate, I found rich, velvety textures with a vein of acidity which kept it lively with flavors of black cherry, cola, cocoa and cream. It finished shorter than expected with a note of heat leaving an impression of cherry liquor with sweet herbs.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon GIII Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

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6/6/2015 - D.Callahan Likes this wine: NR

I had a rather strange experience with this bottle. I decanted it for about 90 minutes prior to serving. As I decanted the wine I took a small taste just to see where the wine was in its development cycle. The wine was fantastic! Deep, rich, balanced I couldn't wait to serve it when my son arrived for an early Father's Day celebration. When I served it the wine had undergone a drastic change during that 90 minutes. The nose was still beautiful with strong cherry notes but the fruit had nearly disappeared from the palate! The main component was a strong minerality with good acidity and slightly dusty tannins. This wine was not close to the wine I tasted a mere 90 minutes before. The initial taste was in the 96-97 scoring range but the 90 min. old wine was in the 87-89 point range. It was still a very good wine but a major disappointment. This is the second big name Cab that has changed for the worse after a one to one and a half hour decant. The other wine was a 2005 Shafer Hillside Select.

I would recommend that, instead of giving this wine a long decant, you serve it and let it decant in the glass so you can follow it as it opens up.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/5/2015 - Mlermontov wrote: NR

The Traveling Brisket and Helmet Show: a bit 2006 cab is probably not smart thing to open, but we "Pobegaed" it :) This is BIG. cassis, jam, ripe powerful fruit. Day 3: (honestly needed day 3 here.) Clean, though ripe, cassis and blackberry fruit. the alc has settled (on night one i breathed into the glass and almost burned my eyes out). Mid is big, ripe and nowhere near ready. rather disjointed part now - oak and fruit and acids - all there but nowhere close to coming together. heat on the finish with a good tannic grip. no clue what to score this since i cannot foretell its future. It is much more drinkable on day 3 - but i think i may pop the rest in the fridge and return in a few more days. BTW i must add a note on the bottle. This bottle is as large and many a magnum and weighs more empty than 3 other bottles. this is simply ridiculous and shameful. sorry but i honestly do not get the trend.

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2008 Schrader Cellars Zinfandel Vieux-Os Old Vine Tofanelli Vineyard

Napa Valley more

5/24/2015 - patwjr wrote: 90 points

A nice nose of light spice, pepper & fruit - cherries & other red berries. 1st glass was light weight, but then after a 30-45 min it got thicker to medium weight. More of an elegant Zin than a big, thick Turley. Drink sooner than later.

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2011 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/22/2015 - PinkMoonWinery wrote: 90 points

Very approachable, much lighter than other vintages, but fully ripe despite the cooler vintage. Great effort

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2009 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/20/2015 - mreinitz wrote: 95 points

Big, rich, and delicious, with blackberry and cassis flavors. Not a ton of complexity, but everything (tannins, acid, mouthfeel) is just perfect.

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2005 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/16/2015 - MJTed Likes this wine: 95 points

Decanted for an hour and then good to go with steak frites and bordelaise sauce. Great drinking at age 10. Powerful early attack of thick cassis and black fruit. Long and mouthcoating sweet tannic finish mingled with burnt toast and mint.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/21/2015 - tomoem wrote: 95 points

Drank with my wife at the Four Ways Inn in Bermuda after about 45 minutes of decanting. This wine could have used 2-3 more hours of decanting as the tannins were ever present most of the night and had just begun to open up toward the end of the meal . Both of us experienced this wine with steak dinners and could vouch for the power, the depth, and the intensity of this major production from the Schrader's & winemaker Thomas Brown . Wine could use a few more years before opening.

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2002 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/1/2015 - tp096255 Likes this wine: 93 points

I'm not going to do a big old note on this one because it might be slightly flawed, not sure. This is the only bottle of this I have ever tasted and after 3 tastes via Coravin I come to the same conclusion that it's either too old or it has a little funk a-la-Bordeaux (esp in the nose).

It just doesn't smell, taste or finish like a typical Schrader. It's not bad, just not very inspiring. The 93 points is a little generous.

The nose has more funk than fruit, then the fruit tries to burst through on the palate only to disappear beneath the funky structure in the finish. It's a well-made wine but perhaps well past its prime. Drink it up if you have it.

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2002 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Old Sparky" Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/1/2015 - tp096255 Likes this wine: 94 points

Another hit from the same bottle using my Coravin. This thing is still going strong now over 3 months of accessing it. Same tasting note/score.

This wine is more intriguing and Schrader-like than the 2002 RBS (also rated by WA at 100).

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2008 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon GIII Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

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5/10/2015 - Bobc7had wrote: 98 points

Wow drinking perfectly
Spectacular
Perfectly integrated fruit and tannins

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/6/2015 - dcwino wrote: 97 points

Domestic Cab dinner (Eddie V's): Tastes very cultish cab, intense blue fruits, crème de cassis, blueberry jam, incense, sweet spices, ink and mocha. Exceptional concentration, round and silky, cool intense blue fruit driven palate impression, nicely integrated tannins and lovely seamless long finish. Great showing, very polished yet intense.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/11/2015 - Knicksfan wrote: 98 points

WOnderful. Everything I enjoy in a Cali CS; fruit, balance, mellow tannin, long finish. Marvelous.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/18/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 97 points

Rich, delicious, full-bodied black cherry fruit with creme de cassis, spice, and mocha flavors, excellent structure with great depth and complexity, finish that never ends, This is great California Cabernet. Drank it in celebration of Boomer's life.

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2005 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/13/2015 - danielk168 wrote: 95 points

very impressive! elegant, almost old world style, balanced, aromas of fresh roses, good acidity, this is one of the best nappa cabs I have ever tasted period! A few more years could do wonders to this, to kalon indeed is good stuff.

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2010 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/12/2015 - jmoon Likes this wine: 98 points

mindblowing experience consistent w other tasting notes. Tasted the caramel next day. A thrilling wild sensory experience - but not a food wine

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2011 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon LPV Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

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4/11/2015 - El Tej wrote: 96 points

Finessed but with structure. Sage and wet rocks on the nose. Black currant and dark red fruits in the core with dusty tannins to boot.

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